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Alberta Major Baseball League - 1967-75 - Barrhead Cardinals, Calgary Cascades, Calgary Cubs, Calgary Giants, Calgary Jimmies, Calgary Odeons, Calgary White Sox, Drumheller Miners, Edmonton Angels, Edmonton Blockers, Edmonton Cardinals, Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Seals, Edmonton Tigers, Edmonton Willows, Foothills Giants, Lethbridge Lakers, Red Deer Elks, Red Deer Generals

File consists of a Calgary Jimmies league program and a Calgary Major Baseball tournament scorecard. File also contains facts and figures prepared by Blaine about the Southern Alberta Baseball League in the period 1967-1975.

Allan Cup Playoffs - Senior - 1908-1999 - Photographs

File consists of photographs of Allan Cup champion teams including the Halifax Wolverines, Kimberley Dynamiters, Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Royals, Edmonton Flyers, Penticton Vees, Whitby Dunlops, and Drummondville Eagles. File also contains facts and figures prepared by Blaine about the Allan Cup in the period 1939-1959.

Baseball

Series documents Canadian professional and senior amateur baseball, including Canadian leagues (especially those in Western Canada) and international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Series consists of: programs, brochures, tickets, magazines, yearbooks, photographs, scorecards, trading cards, postcards, and schedules, as well as promotional objects including buttons, patches, decals, and pennants.

Documented professional leagues include: Major League Baseball (1908-2009), the Pacific Coast Baseball League (1950-2002), Western International Baseball League (1946-1954), Northern Baseball League (1946-2010), International Baseball League (1946-1999), and the Pioneer Baseball League (1977-1984).

Documented senior amateur leagues include: the Alberta Big Four Inter City Baseball League (1947-1950), Western Canada Baseball League (1955-1964), Southern Alberta Baseball League (1958-1959), Canadian American Baseball League (1959), and the Alberta Major Baseball League (1967-1975).

Blaine Canadian sports history collection

  • CA MRUASC C0011
  • Collection
  • 1906-2019

Collection documents the history of professional, amateur, and varsity/collegiate sport in Canada, particularly hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo. The collection illustrates the development of these sports in the 20th and early 21st centuries (the period from the 1940s to the 1990s is particularly well-documented), and focuses on Canadian leagues as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Most of the collection relates to Canadian teams and athletes (although American teams are also well-represented), with a particular focus on Alberta and Western Canada.

The collection largely consists of publications, ephemera, and promotional objects including: game and tournament programs, photographs, magazines, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, calendars, trading cards, game tickets, pins and buttons, pennants, patches, and decals.

The collection is arranged into 5 series by sport: hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo (devoted to the Calgary Stampede). The collection was meticulously organized and documented by the donor Bob Blaine, with most of the collection housed in binders that are arranged by level of competition (professional, amateur, varsity/collegiate), league, date range, and type of material. The contents of each binder are further arranged, typically by material type and date, and many items are accompanied by detailed supplementary contextual information provided by Blaine.

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